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Mountaineer-Glowang trail is a 15km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 day to complete.
Pining to get outdoors? If you love a challenging walk with spectacular views across pristine wilderness, then look no further than Mountaineer-Glowang trail. This day-long walk, from Wangat Road, winds through a spectacular array of landscapes, highlighting the best on offer in the southern region of Barrington Tops National Park.
It’s all mountain peaks and majestic views as you follow a rippling ridgeline. You’ll climb several peaks along this track, including The Mountaineer, with plenty of inspiring views across the vast wilderness region. Passing through blue gum, messmate, and Antarctic beech forests, you’ll notice how the vegetation changes dramatically with altitude.
After joining the Glowang trail, you’ll enter rainforests of coachwood and sassafrass, before climbing steeply with more spectacular views over the deep Gloucester River gorge. At Mount Nelson, the track descends, giving way to open woodlands before arriving at Gloucester Tops picnic area for a well-earned break.
About the region
Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Wangat Road carpark. Mountaineer-Glowang trail starts at Wangat Road in Chichester State Forest on the south-eastern border of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:Take Chichester Dam Road north of Dungog for approximately 20kmTurn right into Wangat Road and drive to the end of the road for approximately 20kmAlternatively, if starting from Gloucester Tops picnic area:From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester RiverContinue past the river for approximately 40 minutesTake the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area Park entry points Wangat Road carpark See on map Park entry points Parking Parking is available at either end of the walk, on Wangat Road and at Gloucester Tops picnic area.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
There is limited or no drinking water on the ridge so ensure you bring enough for your trip.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mountaineer-Glowang trail can become boggy when it rains.
If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.